MINUTES OF THE BEGULAR-MEETING OF THE
<br />EDINA VILLAGE COUNCIL HELD AT THE VILLAGE HALL
<br />MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1971
<br />Members answering rollcall were Councilmen Courtney, Johnson, Shaw, VanValken-
<br />burg and Mayor Bredesen.
<br />MINUTES of September 13, 1971, were approved as submitted by motion of Council-
<br />man Johnson, seconded by Councilman Courtney and carried.
<br />STANDARD OIL COMPANY ZONING REQUEST CONTINUED.
<br />sented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered.placed on file. As recom-
<br />mended by Mr. Luce, Councilman VanValkenburg's motion to continue the hearing
<br />for rezoning of parts of Lots 5 and 6, Block 6, Edina Interchange Center from
<br />0-1 Office Building District to C-4 Commercial District to October 18, 1971,
<br />was seconded by Councilman-Courtney and carried.'
<br />Affidavits of Notice were pre-
<br />FOLKE VICTORSEN ZONING REQUEST CONTINUED TO NOVEMBER 15, 1971. Affidavits of
<br />Notice were presented by Clerk, approved as to form and ordered placed on file.
<br />Mr. Luce presented the request of Mr. Folke Victorsen for zoning change for
<br />part of Lots 18 thru 21, Auditors Subdivision 196 from R--1 Residential District
<br />to Planned Residential District PRD-2 for Nine Mile Hill located on the South-
<br />west quadrant of Gleason Road and the Crosstown Highway.
<br />Brauer & Associates presented the proposal which calls for 4.55 units per
<br />acre, with seven single family dwellings , twenty townhouse units and 62 luxury
<br />apartments. He noted that Mr. Victorsen owns neither the top nor the bottom
<br />of the hill, that the development had been planned with sensitivity and that
<br />standard subdivision of the property would result in the loss of many trees.
<br />Mr. Waters added that the proposal was a compromixe which had been approved
<br />by the Plannfng Commission and that a basic agreement had been reached with
<br />Brauer and Associates said that Nine Mile @.ll is considerably smaller and
<br />that the slope is more severe than those in Braemar Hills.
<br />units would be tailored to the slopes and that it is intended to leave the
<br />yard areas natural, rather than in green yards.
<br />located just a.short distance from the street, with townhouses at mid-hill
<br />and single family dwellings toward the West side of the hill. He added that
<br />most of the visible parts of the hill will be left untouched. Mr. James
<br />Larkin said that he represented residents who had retained the services of a
<br />planner, Mr. Carl Dale. He presented Council with plans that had been recom-
<br />mended by the Planning Commission as a compromise so that the integrity of
<br />the area could be,preserved without economic hardship on the developr. He
<br />referred to a staff report of August 5, 1971, recommending the type of area
<br />the Planned Residential District was designed to ,cover and urged restriction
<br />to four units per acre as a reasonable compromise. Mr. Orrin M. Haugen,
<br />6612 Indian Hills Road, President of Arrowhead Lake Association, said that at
<br />no time had residents responded favorably to the proposal and recalled that
<br />Planning Commission members Lewis and Hughes ,had voted against the proposal,
<br />indicating that they had seen no reason to depart from the Western Edina Plan.
<br />Councilman Johnson asked what is conceptually different at this time than at
<br />the time the Western Edina Plan was adopted.
<br />the proper density.
<br />apartments, noting that his other Edina apartments were occupied almost
<br />entirely by former Edina residents.
<br />reduce the density of the project any further, he would have to abandon his
<br />plan entirely.
<br />with a single means of ingress and egress to the property, Mr. Brauer said
<br />that, because of the terrain, and because of the expense of development, there
<br />is no possible altsrnate way to construct roads on the hill. Appearing in
<br />opposition to the zoning were Dr. D. G. MkQuarrie, 6625 Mohawk Trail, Dr.
<br />Lester Carlander, 6800 Indian Ilills Road, Mr. Karl Kaufmann, 6405 McCauley
<br />Circle, and Mrs. June Unger, 5508 Cherokee Trail.
<br />pointed out that, along with the question of rezoning, this proposal involved
<br />an antendment to the IJestern EdinalPlan and that since legal notice of such an
<br />amendment had not been givenj,the plan amendment is qot properly before the
<br />represents an association of Viking Hills residents who have joined with some
<br />twenty-five homeowners-groups in the formation of '"Edina Homeowners' Coalition",
<br />the purpose of which is to establish a Residents' Land Use Advisory Committee.
<br />He submitted the following five recommendations to the Council as a "proposal
<br />for organized resident involvement in the development and adherence to a
<br />master plan for the remaining undeveloped land in the Village of Edinatc:
<br />Mr. Keith Waters of
<br />In reply to a question of Councilman ;Johnson, Mr. Donald Brauer of
<br />He added that the
<br />The apartment units are
<br />Mayor Bredesen and Councilman
<br />VanValkenburg said that they were not sure that'four units per acre was not
<br />r_ Mr. Victorsen pointed out the need for townhouses and
<br />He added that if it was necessary to
<br />Councilman Shaw raised the question of safety for the area
<br />Village Attorney Erickson
<br />Mr. Robert Kasbohm, 6147 Arctic Way, advised Council that he